Cubs announce long-term broadcast deal with CBS Radio
The Cubs and CBS Radio announced Thursday that WBBM Newradio 780 AM has been named the flagship station of the Cubs, starting in 2015.
The agreement is part of a multiyear sports and entertainment partnership that includes several promotional initiatives across all seven of CBS’s Chicago radio stations. The deal will also allow both groups to work to create and produce live music events to be hosted at Wrigley Field.
“CBS Radio is honored to serve as the broadcast home of the Chicago Cubs,” said Dan Mason, CEO and President of CBS Radio. “This storied franchise is among the most well-known clubs in all of sports, and we’re pleased to establish this relationship with a team that has such a loyal fan base in Chicago and across the country.”
Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer will remain in the booth for the 2015 season. Additional programming will include Cubs Corner, a one-hour weekly show broadcast during the season that features game highlights and a preview of upcoming matchups, as well as interviews with players, coaches and Cubs management.